Most people have experienced feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. Whether it is due to heights, public speaking, or worries of the future, it is a normal experience. However, sometimes this anxiety impacts our performance to the point that we cannot function.
We may avoid certain situations so that we do not experience the anxiety and we limit ourselves from activities in fear that we may become anxious. When these fears start to negatively impact life is when it is important to learn and employ coping skills and strategies to manage these symptoms.
Some common forms of anxiety that Mind Matters provides support for are: specific phobias, social phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks and generalized anxiety. Counselling for anxiety emphasizes the development of relaxation exercises as well as identifying and challenging the negative thoughts that create the anxiety.
Symptoms of Anxiety include:
- Easily distracted
- Feeling on edge
- Difficulty concentrating
- Poor memory
- Irritable or impatient
- Sleep disturbance
- Unexplained physical problems
Additional Resources to Help With Anxiety
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